Meadow Glens Elementary School hosted their third annual “STEM Discovery Night,” with hundreds of families coming out to learn more about different areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
“That’s really what sparked us, was to really get kids excited about the STEM field and really understand a little bit more about what’s out there,” said Principal of Meadow Glens, Katy Lynch. “Instead of just doing tasks in a classroom, or reading from a book, to actually have some hands-on experiences, and learn from those experiences what they might be able to do in the future.”
The night featured hands-on demonstrations, informative displays and plenty of STEM-centric conversations.
“It’s been fun exposing the kids to all the science and different fields that they would never get in just a normal elementary setting,” said parent volunteer at STEM Discovery Night, David Preissig. “So they’re getting a huge, immense variety of things all at one time, from experts in the field that are willing to engage them, willing to get them involved, willing to tell a little bit about their careers, their experiences.”
Nearly 50 different groups, including the Naperville Police Department, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the Naperville North Huskie Robotics team had displays showing how they use STEM every day.
All of this made for a night of electric learning.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.